Mountain Home, 1984

Clarice Dreyer
(American, born 1946)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia


Mountain Home is a cast aluminum artwork created by artist Clarice Dreyer. The composition features clusters of branches with painted birds. The complexity and beauty of the natural world inspired the imagery. She notes, "Art and life are one. True beauty exists only in the everyday real world. It is about the common, ordinary, real person. I strive to touch the ordinary in my work through the use of imagery taken directly from our surrounding environment."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Spokane School District.


Bozeman, Montana-based artist Clarice Dreyer creates paintings, prints, and sculptures. Born in Missoula, Montana, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Montana State University in 1979. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. She has taught at Montana State University and opened Botanica, a contemporary art gallery with her husband, painter Steve Kelly.

MediumSand-cast aluminum and acrylic paint
Dimensions16 ft x 10 ft x 2 ft
ID NumberWSAC1983.012.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationMontana, United States
Location Information
AgencyWashington State Arts Commission
Artwork LocationWashington State Arts Commission
Not on display. At ArtsWA pending re-siting.
WA CountyThurston
Site TypeState Agency
Address711 Capitol Way S., Suite 600
Olympia, WA 98504
Geo. Coordinates47.041975 | -122.901474
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